Rosa Parks' Husband had a Car and Frederick Douglass had a White Wife, Still I Rise
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by Ayana Fakhir
2w ago
Black Excellence is a sign on a t-shirt and I'm buying two of them but not before I school you on why excellence is a double-edged sword in the Black community. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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STOP! In the Name of Self-Love!
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by Ayana Fakhir
1M ago
Until dating apps come with a coupon for a free therapy session, you'll settle for this podcast episode that'll help you find the greatest love of your life--YOU! Works used in the making of this episode: just one! "The Gifts of Imperfection" by Brené Brown. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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Who is WE?!
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by Ayana Fakhir
3M ago
Muslims in the United States are burning our voter registration forms for warmth and revolution! But...woah...not so fast. We need some resolutions to go with our revolution. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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The Times...They're Not'a Changin'
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by Ayana Fakhir
3M ago
Just left Pound Town, turns out it's a place where you get beat with a sock full of coins by your unfulfilled hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow. *Sigh* --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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Ayana Explains the US Black Maternal Health Crisis
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
There's only one Black Mamba, but there are millions of BLACK MAMAS and it is as safe for us to be here in our pregnant and mothering awesomeness as it is for a fish in shark infested waters.   Works used in this episode:  1. “BIRTHING WHILE BLACK: EXAMINING AMERICA’S BLACK MATERNAL HEALTH CRISIS” Statement for the Record Submitted by Stacey D. Stewart, President and CEO, March of Dimes Hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform. May 6, 2021; 2. "Why Is the Maternal Mortality Rate So High for Black Women?" Published: Apr 12, 2018, By: NWHN Staff. NWHN.com; 3. “How Serena ..read more
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Ayana Explains Ramadan
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
This episode is brought to you by God...well, in a roundabout way. Ramadan is fast approaching for the Muslim community, join me as I deep dive into the Holy month with everything you wanted to know about why your Muslim friend is declining your offer of bottled water during the daylight hours, maybe it's cause it's generic and tastes like plastic or maybe there is a higher purpose. **Works Cited: The Holy Qur'an; Wikipedia entry on Estavanico; “African Slaves were the 1st to Celebrate Ramadan in American,” published by The Root and authored by Khaled Beydoun; and HistoryExtra.com, "A brief hi ..read more
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E7: Teaser
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
Equality anyone? We'll see. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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The United States and Israel Go Together Real Bad.
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
And it's their Diamond Anniversary! What do you give the couple that's been together for 75 years? Taxpayer-funded genocide, apparently. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/ayana-fakhir6/support ..read more
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Ayana Explains The Gutting of Public Education in the US
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
Gather round for this here read of US public education, from the States to the governors to the Speaker of the House. The governmental bodies are gutting public education with no condom and leaving narrow views for children to peer out of--I'm looking at you Sarah Huckabee DeSantis.  Works Cited: "Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the dividing line in America is between normal and crazy. Full text of Republican response to Biden’s State of the Union."  Marketwatch.com.  02/08/2023.  Available at: https://www.marketwatch.com/story/sarah-huckabee-sanders-gives-republican-response ..read more
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What The He*l are They Doing Over There?
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by Ayana Fakhir
4M ago
It's been a year, with inflation, no Women's World Cup title and the fact that I'm still not a millionaire, I'm ready to put on the no vacancy sign and sleep for some months. Now there's a war, another war, a big one, and people are being obtuse or cruel about it and Google is right there. What has Palestine done to deserve what's happening? Sometimes, simply existing is enough. What's tea? Are YOU for self-determination or not? Let's dive in. Works used in the making of this episode: https://balloon-juice.com/2023/10/08/the-israel-hamas-war-of-october-2023-update/ https://speakola.com/politic ..read more
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